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Government Resumes and Interviewing – Advice from the Department of Defense

The government offers many opportunities for many different majors. We recommend you consider it as part of your job and internship search.

However, applying for a federal job is unlike applying for jobs in other industries. This Wednesday, October 21, learn tips on developing a government resume and interviewing for a government job or internship. Also, information about the currently available audit internships within the Department of Defense (DOD) will be covered. The deadline to apply for these internships is also this Wednesday, October 21 at 11:59pm. Here is a link: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/418531900

WHAT: Government Resumes and Interviewing – Advice from the Department of Defense

WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 10:45am – 11:35am

WHERE: Franklin 203

WHO: ALL MAJORS are welcome

PRESENTER: Michael Hepler CFE, CGAP, CICA: Project Manager, Department of Defense – Office of the Inspector General, Contract Management and Payments (CMP)

SIGN UP: If you plan to attend this program, register on COLONIALTRAK under the EVENTS tab OR email Weldon@rmu.edu with your name, major and academic year.  If emailing, please let me know if you are interested in the currently posted audit internship.

Can’t make the 10:45am session? If you are interested in learning more about the DOD audit positions or about government resumes and interviewing, but cannot make the 10:45am program, Mr. Hepler will also be available to answer your questions and/or provide advice from 9:30am – 10:30am in the RMU Career Center in the Benjamin Rush Center (near the back entrance to campus).  This is not a formal session.  You can drop in during that time to speak with Mr. Hepler.

IT Resume Writing Lecture on February 6

IT Resume Writing Lecture – Al Wong from The MITRE Corporation
Sponsored by The Top Secret Colonials

Friday, February 6th
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm in the Critique Space in Wheatley

Al Wong from The MITRE Corporation will be giving a lecture on how to write a winning IT resume. He will be showcasing before and after resumes from several CIS students. Did you know that when applying for an IT job  they are looking for a minimum of a 3-page resume?  The old 1-page resume standard does not apply to most IT positions. Join us to learn how to write a resume to impress.

Light refreshments will be served. 

Al Wong is a Lead Inter-disciplinary Systems Engineer at The MITRE Corporation, a non-profit organization operating 6 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers for the United States Government. He has 30 years of experience providing strategic guidance to the Federal Government with 10 of these years as a trusted advisor to United States Government Executives.

Mr. Wong holds a BS in Internetworking Technologies with a minor in Information Assurance and a MS in Management of Information Systems. In addition to formal education, Mr. Wong has held the following industry certifications.

  • International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2 – Certified Information Systems Security Professional – CISSP (2003 – 2011),
  • Microsoft Certifies Systems Engineer – MSCE (1999 – 2009), and
  • Cisco Internetworking Expert – CCIE (1995 – 2000).

Mr. Wong is also HR Certification Institute (HRCI) trained and certified (2009 – present) in behavioral interviewing and resume assessment techniques. As one of two certified behavioral interviewers at the MITRE Corporation, he has reviewed thousands of resumes and recommended candidates for hire. Mr. Wong has assessed resumes and interviewed candidates for the following positions:

Software Developers
Network Engineer
SOC Staff
System Administrators
Incident Response Engineers
Enterprise Architects
SOA Engineers
Cyber Security Tech
HIPAA Compliance Auditors
Security Analysts
IDS Engineers
Business Analyst
Forensic Engineer
Program Managers
Hardware Technician
QA Engineers
Technical Trainers